Ithaca Tompkins County, New York

Ithaca: City in New York, USA


Ithaca is a city located in the county of Tompkins in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 30,014 and a population density of 1,908 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 30,981 inhabitants.

The city was created 133 years ago in 1887.

Ithaca City Hall  Green Street image
Ithaca City Hall Green Street
Ithaca City Hall  Green Street image


Ithaca is located at 42°26'26"N 76°29'48"W (42.4406300, -76.4966100).

Ithaca map

Ithaca Quick Facts

Population : 30,981 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Tompkins County
Postal code : 14850
Phone Area Codes : 607
Area : 15.73 km2
Named for : Ithaca
Altitude : 446 feet / 136 meters
Capital city : Ithaca is capital of Tompkins County
Establishment : January 01, 1888 (133 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 12:23:31 (27th October 2021)
Density : 1,970 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 3.12% (2010-2020)

  • Carolyn K. Peterson , 2011 2003-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Svante Myrick , 2012-01-01T00:00:00Z


The population of Ithaca increased by 3.12% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 30,014 - census
2011 30,171 0.52% estimation process
2012 30,353 0.6% estimation process
2013 30,466 0.37% estimation process
2014 30,485 0.06% estimation process
2015 30,414 -0.23% estimation process
2016 30,352 -0.2% estimation process
2017 30,720 1.2% estimation process
2018 30,662 -0.19% estimation process
2019 30,828 0.54% estimation process
2020 30,981 0.49% estimation process

Ithaca zip code is 14850. County name: Tompkins, County fips: 36109

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People born in Ithaca (167)

People born in Ithaca, including U.S. botanist Liberty Hyde Bailey, ice hockey player Mark McCutcheon, astronomer Margaret Geller, you can see a list of people who born in Ithaca.

  • Caryn Davies (American rower) she was born in 14/04/1982
  • Alex Haley (American biographer, screenwriter, and novelist) he was born in 11/08/1921
  • David Foster Wallace (American fiction writer and essayist) he was born in 21/02/1962
  • Hiram Walbridge (American politician (1821-1870)) he was born in 02/02/1821
  • Dustin Brown (American ice hockey player) he was born in 04/11/1984
  • George Dyson (American historian) he was born in 26/03/1953
  • Pamela Sargent (American writer) she was born in 20/03/1948
  • Walter Palmer (American basketball player) he was born in 23/10/1968
  • Andreas Albrecht (theoretical physicist and cosmologist) he was born in 01/01/1957
  • Andrew Thomas (American composer) he was born in 08/10/1939
  • Alfred Hayes (American economist) he was born in 04/07/1910
  • Chelsea Blue (American pornographic actress) she was born in 16/11/1976
  • Charles Pence Slichter (American scientist) he was born in 21/01/1924
  • Alonzo B. Cornell (Governor of New York (1832-1904)) he was born in 22/01/1832
  • John H. Gear (American politician (1825-1900)) he was born in 07/04/1825
  • Charles C. Steidel (American astronomer) he was born in 14/10/1962
  • Oliver Strunk (American musicologist) he was born in 22/03/1901
  • Tim DeKay (actor, director) he was born in 12/06/1963

Schools in Ithaca

College & universities near Ithaca, NY

Code Name City ZIP
457864 Finger Lakes School of Massage Ithaca (NY) 14850
190415 Cornell University Ithaca (NY) 14853
191968 Ithaca College Ithaca (NY) 14850-7002
196565 Tompkins Cortland Community College Dryden (NY) 13053-0139
196149 SUNY Cortland Cortland (NY) 13045-0900

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Ithaca, NY

Code Name Address Type
NYF Empire Expo Center 581 State Fair Blvd RAIL
SYR William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center 131 Alliance Bank Parkway RAIL

Other places with the same name (5)

Other cities in Tompkins County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Tompkins County , NY.

City Name Population Title
Dryden 13,904 Town in New York, United States
Lansing 11,767 Human settlement in Tompkins County, New York, United States of America
Newfield 4,922 Town in southern upstate New York
Cayuga Heights 3,526 Village in Tompkins County, New York, United States of America
Enfield 3,297 Town in Tompkins County, New York, United States
Danby 3,286 Human settlement in Tompkins County, New York, United States of America
Caroline 3,207 Town in Tompkins County, New York, USA
East Ithaca 2,231 Census-designated place in Tompkins County, New York
Groton 2,156 Town in Tompkins County, New York, United States
Trumansburg 1,669 City in Tompkins County, New York, United States of America
Freeville 478 Village in the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Ithaca distances to largest New York cities